Weeks after it was rumored that Mae Young Classic finalist Shayna Baszler had signed with the WWE, the company has now announced that the UFC fighter turned pro wrestler arrived to the WWE Performance Center last week to begin her training as an official WWE signee.

In an interview with WWE.com, Baszler had this to say about embarking on her new career:

“I’m looking forward to getting out there and twisting limbs off and breaking bodies. I can’t wait. It’s very serious to me and, in some ways, a lot more important [than MMA] based on where I come from. Waving the banner of my coaches is a heavy flag to wield, so it’s something I take very serious. Because of that, I wanted to start at the beginning and show that I’m willing to start at the bottom and prove myself and work my way up, so there’s no excuse when I get here and I’m breaking these girls in half. I didn’t get any ‘gimmes.’”

There are current rumors plans that Baszler along with her fellow MMA Horsewomen Ronda Rousey, Jessamyn Duke, and Marina Shafir will partake in a feud with WWE’s Four Horsewomen BayleyBecky LynchCharlotte Flair and Sasha Banks.

What are your thoughts on Shayna Baszler arriving to WWE? How would you book her debut? Which other Mae Young Classic participants would you like to see signed by the WWE? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Snakeifty ??? #Reputation

    IM SO HAPPY!

  • #RiotWithRuby

    Go Shayna!! The haterade will be served today!

    • Gayomi.

      you stan Ruby Ribbit so not surprised you want another untalented dyke on the roster

      • Nathan

        Woah, don’t trash Ruby like that

        • Gayomi.

          orange is the new black queen

      • #RiotWithRuby

        Great homophobia! At least I’m not the asshole here.

      • Exotic

        lmaoooooo omg I wonder whats Vinces reaction would be after seeing Rugly and Flabbey Laith for the 1st time.

        • Gayomi.

          LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • A?.

      Is she the waitress? Because I’m suddenly not thirsty.

    • Kvngbalor

      I’ll take pink lemonade flavored

    • gjo22

      It will always be interesting that I can view a “straight male” prominent forum and see nothing but respect but then the minute I come here it’s nothing but misogyny, ageism, homophobia against women etc etc when this is a mostly “gay male” forum. Just because you’re gay doesn’t mean you can hate and be problematic as hard as you want. It’s disgusting. (Obviously this place also encompasses women as well as others but still). The hate women that aren’t “pretty enough” get here does nothing for women’s wrestling. Do. Better. As for Shayna, I hope she can learn to do a bit better and learn how to sell more. Her moveset is limited but I think she can learn, just like every woman that is applauded here just because they are uber feminine not that there is anything at all wrong with that because that ALSO celebrates the spectrum of expression that women have the right to exhibit.

    • ???

      Too bad some of them are holding championships on the indies, such as Toni Storm and I think Pipen (not sure if this is her actual name )

      • That can be easily solved, I hope more follow because they definitely deserve a spot if she can get it.

        • ???

          It horrible to think that someone like Shayna who have NOTHING earned her spot in WWE and even probably on WM (Ew) while some talented and great people like Toni and others still didn’t earn their spots .

          I heard that Candice LeRae doesn’t want to work in WWE and prefers to be in the indies , so sad because she’s one of my faves she has incredible matches and trully a warrior! She took huge bumps from the men and she kicked ass ! Yet they made her lose to that boring MMA freak ..

          • Rosanna

            Toni isn’t all that and she didn’t do anything amazing or nothing I haven’t seen before. Santana, Jazzy, Candice, Piper etc have all was impressive.

          • Gayomi.

            anTways

          • Rosanna

            Tea was spilled. She’s like another Kaitlyn. But Kaitlyn was actually a good wrestler not saying Toni isn’t but she didn’t AMAZE ME.

          • Hoooshi

            She’s only 21, she will have a lot of time to develop and evolve her style, I think working in Japan will help her a lot more than signing to WWE right now.

          • Kvngbalor

            Must have been more of a drip cause Toni can go her work in the MYC was very watered down most of her moves are banned in the WWE

          • wysna

            I thought she did great. I get why people feel this way though. She didn’t really do anything ultra fancy.

          • Shawn Ellis

            I agree Santana jazzy kairi piper and Bianca whose already signed were my favs in the tourney

          • ???

            Jazzy and Piper are actually unique , they will be great addition to the roster .. Jazzy can be the dominant scary heel monster while Piper can be the strong face heavy weight.

          • Hoooshi

            I mean it’s smart of her to be in the indies. She’s one of the biggest names out there, she controls her booking, works on her terms and probably makes a good amount of money. And she loves intergender wrestling, which WWE wouldn’t let her do.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            Toni Storm is young as hell! I am sure she will get there, it’s just a matter of when.

            When it comes to Candice, I don’t know… It feels like her goals have always been WWE tbh. Maybe I’m wrong but I feel like she’s only waiting for the call at this point.

          • ???

            About Toni , I heard that her contract with the company she wrestles in expires this October (not sure)

            Maybe after her contract expires she’ll receive a call from WWE .. I mean she has everything Vince love in a woman plus alot of people already like her !

            I don’t know about Candice either , she’s in her early 30s and people say she isn’t that interested in working with WWE .

        • Joseph

          Maybe they don’t wanna sign yet thats not hard to figure out.

          • It’s hard to believe that none of the 15+ girls don’t want a contract but Shayna does. It’s not that.

          • Joseph

            Like i said some don’t wanna sign yet and also most of them have to move to the U.S.

  • ???

    My nightmare became true !

  • YonceLuvsDivas
    • MK126

      LMFAO

  • Hoooshi

    “Because of that, I wanted to start at the beginning and show that I’m willing to start at the bottom and prove myself and work my way up”

    Good for her, I’m looking forward to see her journey from being generic heel #24151245 to something better, but for now I stand by my opinion that she is the definition of basic.

  • conan_kun

    Will Shayna show up on Smackdown and jump Becky or MMA Four Horsewomen sitting at the ringside during Charlotte vs Natalya at HIAC this Sunday to begin Horsewomen feud.

    • Gayomi.

      neither

  • L.S #PushBillieKay

    nobody cares

  • Michael Max

    I really don’t get why. They are hell bent on converting MMA fighters to WWE after Lesner, but it’s not going to happen. They’re different sports and they should stay that way.

    • Joseph

      MMA fighters getting into Pro-Wrestling isn’t a new thing its been going on for years.

  • Gayomi.

    trash delete this

  • HBIC

    Keep it

  • A?.

    Absolutely disgusting and unnecessary. I’m gonna stop watching NXT once her ugly ass appears.

    • Edwards1992

      Lol you wrong for that…

      • A?.

        Xox.

    • Exotic

      oop I just don’t watch NXT when it features Ruby, Ember and Abbey.

  • Nathan Bootleg Kardashian

    Nah

  • Allyn

    So she is starting from the bottom so no one says she received a hand out opportunity??? Then please explain this supposed Wretlemania match with you and your friends Shayna? If that doesn’t sound like a hand out I don’t know what does. I didn’t know performance center talent get a wrestlmania match upon signing.

  • Nathan

    OK I’m trying to look at the silver lining. She’s at the performance Center and not being pushed in our faces right away. Hopefully she’ll develope a more interesting move set and sell abit better before arriving on our screen.

  • MK126

    Alright Shayna I’ll remember you said you wanted to start from the bottom if you’re thrown into the womens title match at TO:Houston

  • George

    Ok let’s talk about something more important, our queen finally got her uptaded everyrhing ib the game!! After 4 fucking years 2k thank God!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4c5a27a58cb583314b00c5052a2526ab0d7b53e37656b790014ecfdf7608701c.png

    • MK126

      YASSS HER WM32 ATTIRE!

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      Finally giving Queen Summer her justification

  • C Mack

    Don’t nobody care.

  • George

    If she comes better eat Alexa’s DDT and lose lmao

    • The Wicked Bitch

      Yaas in the middle of the ring

    • Literally the ONLY time I’d be here for Alexa’s DDT.

      • Allyn

        I hate to say it but true!!!! Lol

    • Dylan Gutierrez

      I’d rather see Asuka knock her out with a stiff kick and bury her completely.

    • She better eat it like it’s the last supper

  • Okay, they can sign a failed MMA fighter who’s pushing 40 as a wrestler, but Sara Del Rey AND Sarita are stuck as TRAINERS??
    https://media.giphy.com/media/3o6ZtcEsSNb0VbtWVy/giphy.gif

    • wysna

      I think Sara really wanted to be a trainer. Granted, it would’ve been such a fucking treat to have her competing but considering how much quality has improved since she came in, I’m all for it. The real tragedy though is Sarita. 1. Very beautiful. Probably one of the most beautiful women in her generation. 2. Was impeccably athletic. 3. Was sexy even without trying. 4. Was adequately interesting when she turned heel. And not once did she set foot in the WWE? Not once was she TNA woman’s champ? It was so baffling to me. I’d probably be as baffled if the WWE doesn’t sign in Toni Storm or Candice LaRae.

  • wysna

    k.

  • Ugh! No, low blow WWE, she didn’t need this.

  • Kvngbalor

    Out of all the women who really deserves a contract that has worked hard to get a chance in the WWE this is who they sign only because of her affiliation with Rousey …. She can’t carry a match doesn’t have a moveset she’s like a created wrestler on a old school wwe game

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      But isn’t the point of the PC to improve and grow as a peformer? Yet SHE’s not allowed to grow and improve with SDR’s help…

  • The Wicked Bitch

    Ummm DD can we actually move onto important things and get a 2k18 thread? Thank you https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9aa31dd0052c617ed0dfdf84ba13c8158f4325921932928d12ba7151b1ab9cb8.jpg

    • MK126

      That’s not THAT bad… nothing is worse than Dana last year

    • DayOneISH!

      CAN WE TALK ABOUT SUMMER RAE THO!! Summer Grey is no more!!

      • The Wicked Bitch

        Hsjss yaass..Homegirl got a new wig, new entrance and a appropriate tone skin. Zombie Rae is over. I was shook, because Paige and Brie got their ole recycled models from last year.

        • DayOneISH!

          2k came thru with her this year!

    • Shawn Ellis

      Exactly diva dirt has fallen off

  • Kvngbalor
  • Kvngbalor

    I won’t even sweat it too much look at HHH track record of his favs flopping on main roster at end of the day Vince & Dunn run the show & we know how it will end for her https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a18cee65fbb51f41aa71aeb2dfe95159cd79429e691ee4cbc00b261f44104678.gif

    • Jtiera

      Lmaoooooooooo

    • Danny?

      Wasn’t the rumour that Vince changed the winner of the MYC to Kairi Sane cause Hunter had originally wanted Shayna to win. That says it all really and I think that’s the only time I agreed with Vince.

      • Kvngbalor

        Rumor says Vince changed it cause HHH wanted her to win to boost the 4hw vs 4hw feud and Vince felt it was foolish to jump the gun cause they aren’t even close to signing Ronda & Shayna was still in negotiations Vince didn’t want to invest and push something that he wasn’t sure he would be able to deliver

        • Jtiera

          Vince does right when he needs too lol.

      • Vince McMahon made a decision I agree with? The hell??

  • Jtiera
  • Kvngbalor

    She’s looking forward https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1633abe19a266296cf3d1b87e265b05b3e5ec640fc8b0e4c93ffb095fdacf835.gif to twisting bodies we’re looking forward to this on your debut on main roster

  • Some of the comments are gross. While I can understand the lack of enthousiasm encouraged by Shayna’s underwhelming run in the MYC, remarks about her appearence are unnecessary. If you only care about looks and aesthetic, I suggest y’all tune into your WWE Network account and go watch some diva action from 2006 instead of polluting the comment section of this website.

    • Joseph

      Exactly you want the women to be taken seriously then you bitch how certain girls looks.

    • Buffyrocks

      I was going to say the same thing. Talking about her looks instead of her in ring talent (or lack of in ring talent, depending on how you feel about her) is being the exact kind of fan that these women don’t want.

    • A?.

      Naw, I care about wrestling as well. People were coming for Ruby and to me she’s extremely beautiful. Shayna? Not so much. She sucks in the ring and can’t even sell, so she can choke.

      • Raekon

        Not selling at parts is part of her “tough” Gimmick. She does sell most of her opponents attacks.

        • A?.

          That’s a cute excuse for someone who is at Eva’s level.

          • Raekon

            You REALLY don’t know what you are talking about and definately have not watched her work in Stardom and whereelse

          • A?.

            I have and it’s still ugly. Don’t put words into my mouth little bih! You’re acting like you know what I do or not do. Now leave.

    • Summer_Slay #?aryn?errell

      You know DIVAS/FEMALE SUPERSTARS can be both atractive and good wrestlers. We’ve had Candice, Layla, Michlle, Kelly and Eve in the past and now we have Alicia, Taryn, Brooke, Carmella, Liv, Vanesa and others that you know look better than Shane and you know wrestle better than him as well.

  • DayOneISH!
  • ??LUIGI??

    eye roll

  • What’s the word on Piper Niven, Mercedes Martinez, and Serena Deeb?

    • MK126

      Didn’t Serena only come out of retirement for the tournament? As for Piper and Mercedes they both hold indie titles so im sure they’ve got dates booked up.

  • GEO
  • Sass.

    I like Shayna personally. I hope she does well and wins people over.

  • Shawn Ellis

    She’s a joke and sound so cocky and her wrestling sucked

  • Danny?

    Her wrestling sucked in the MYC so I am not looking forward to this in the slightest. They hired this hoe but where is Mercedes, Mia, Santanna, Piper, KLR & Toni’s contracts? Not impressed.

  • Exotic

    no wtf, why their dumbasses ain’t signing Santana?
    Ugh, all these dykes.. Yikes.

  • Joseph

    You guys want women’s wrestling to be taken seriously but then you bitch about how certain girls look. This is why we can’t have nice things.

    • Summer_Slay #?aryn?errell

      How is he a nice thing tho. He’s on the age Layla and Vicoria retired from WWE, he cant sell, he arguably looks as bad as Reuben AND he might actually steal the spot from some of the NXT girls that were there before him like Liv, Aliyah, Mandy, Bianca or Vanesa.

      • Sunny’s Therapist

        he lol

  • MK126

    If she really wants to start from the bottom let her lose to Liv Morgan a few times

  • Kvngbalor

    I tool it upon myself to give Shayna a ol nasty makeover don’t her new look give you nagging school counselor nobody like who make fake pages to add students online or that special ed teacher who act slower than her students https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/26f4e39832d3ac4017c015235934398b406a370ba8cfbd29a741897fd94f43a5.jpg

  • Call me Stevie Wonder because I don’t see it. Especially for her.

  • BLKLTR05
  • ?too litty?

    I really thought that was Bayley in the thumbnail….

  • TheRealest #ItsBossTime
  • -V

    This granny is almost 40 yet she’s starting to train to be a wrestler, ew no!

    • A?.

      Right!

    • MK126

      I think she means proper training. Its not like she’s never wrestled before. Shes spent a few years on the indies and I wanna say maybe a tour or so in Japan but don’t quote me on that part. Getting trained at the PC in comparison to getting trained at a wrestling school I’d assume is different. Even if you’ve been on the indies for X+ years you still have to show the coaches that your endurance/stamina is good, your footwork is on point etc etc. Regal and Bloom seem pretty anal about who comes into the PC just based off of videos I’ve seen from Breaking Point and from other videos of their seminars

    • Sunny’s Therapist

      you sound dumb

      • -V

        go visit dr. phil boo ?

  • Raekon

    I really don’t get all the hate. This woman worked very hard in the Indies in the USA and Japan (Stardom), were already Champion in other promotions and earned her spot through hard work.
    Is she the best of the best yet? Nope! Yet for someone that wrestled only for a couple of years she is doing very good and I’m pretty sure that she will do even better after some Training at the Performance Center. Giving her crap only because she is a ex-mma and is connected to Rhonda is beyond wrong in my opinion and giving her crap only about the way she looks is even worse.
    We were all fighting on this site for YEARS for the WWE to aknowledge that “barbie dolls” are not everything when it comes to the women and now that they finally aknowledged it and giving us women with different shapes and looks we get sexistic ourselves and start degrading them because they don’t look “pretty” enough for our taste? Common! -.-

    • MK126

      The hate she gets for her looks is petty hate. Fans were tired of the barbies and wanted indie girls on the roster and when we get indie girls on the roster who all have unique looks everyone wants to go back to the cookie cutter blonde, blue eyes, big tits and cant run the ropes. As for the hate she gets in the ring and outside the ring I can understand it. Sure she wrestled on the indies and did a tour with Stardom and became champion but her wrestling doesn’t back it up. She’s extremely limited in the ring from what we saw at the MYC and isn’t particularly good at selling either. I had a problem with her getting so far because the MYC was all about the best of the best and I feel like she didn’t deserve to beat out the people she did except for her first round match. Beating Mia, Candice AND Mercedes didn’t really help her at all especially since all 3 have way more experience than her. In all three of those matches she had to be carried and her opponents had to make her look strong as some dominating figure. Her match with Kairi (who had 2 amazing matches with Tessa and Bianca as well has her matches with Dakota and Toni that were also pretty good) was lackluster at best. Fans nowadays want quality matches and sadly Shayna hasn’t shown that she can produce any. Even with her age being a factor. She’s pushing 40 and is now getting proper training at the PC. Women usually retire around her age so for her it seems like shes only got a few years left in her tank and putting this much work into her is rather pointless. There wasn’t much excitement going into that match because of the assumed 4HW vs 4HW feud that WWE wants to make and how everyone thought Shayna was going to win. As for her connections with Ronda I don’t particularly see the hype around Ronda anymore. When she lost to Holm and then her return fight her career pretty much ended because now theres 2 females who could beat Ronda. So for WWE to try and push her as some massive threat is pretty ridiculous since we’ve seen her lose.

    • It’s not about her, it’s that out of ALL women they could’ve signed and let in the finals they choose her, when she has shown nothing to back that up.

      I mean when a rookie Bianca, who has less than a year of ring experience outshines what’s supposed to be the final and best match of the tourbament, you know it’s that bad.

      So overall it’s WWE picking her up and her not backing it up.

      • Raekon

        Shayna wouldn’t had been my pick for the finals either but Bianca is not a mixed wrestler and the reason why she was more flashy and exciting at parts was because of her looks and because she was booked much better.

  • Sunny’s Therapist

    her finishing move is The FIsting!
    She just punches her opponent a few times ;)

  • Aye Mate

    Humanity, and the lack thereof.

  • meh WHERE OH WHERE IS TONI STORM that is all